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Installation and repair of speed limitation devices

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The installation and reparation of speed limitation devices of vehicles requires permission from Traficom.

An operator with permission for installation and reparation shall not install, adjust or repair speed limitation devices in vehicles owned or held by himself or herself. The prohibition does not apply to vehicles which are owned by a company trading in vehicles or by an importer of vehicles which are for sale or intended to be equipped and subsequently placed at a customer’s disposal.

Do the following

In the application, fill in the details of the person responsible for the installations, adjustments and repairs. The person responsible for the work must have a qualification or experience approved by the manufacturer of the speed limitation device (or a representative authorised by the manufacturer), the vehicle manufacturer (or a representative authorised by the manufacturer) or Traficom.

Specify in the application also the manufacturers to whose speed limitation devices the application applies. After obtaining permission, you are authorised to install and repair only those speed limitation devices whose manufacturers are specified in the licence.

In addition, attach the following documents to the application:

certificate of a course on the installation and reparation of speed limitation devices completed by the person responsible for the work

record of the inspection of the premises and equipment of your company performed by an expert authorised by Traficom.

If the installation, reparation or adjustment of a speed limitation device requires you to break the seal of the tachograph, apply also for permission for installation and reparation of tachographs that authorises you to re-seal the tachograph. For further information, see "Installation and reparation of tachographs".

To whom and on what terms

Permission for installation and reparation of speed limitation devices is granted if the applicant meets the following requirements:

the applicant is entered in the Finnish Business Information System

the applicant has at his or her disposal appropriate working facilities needed for carrying out installations and reparations

the applicant has at his or her disposal personnel with sufficient skills for carrying out installations and reparations

the applicant has at his or her disposal equipment needed for the operations and task instructions approved by the manufacturer of the speed limitation device (or a representative authorised by the manufacturer), the manufacturer of the vehicle (or a representative authorised by the manufacturer) or Trafi.

More detailed requirements are laid down in the Government Decree on the Sales, Installation and Reparation of Traffic Equipment (1247/2002).

A fee is charged for the service.

The permission is subject to a fee. For the amount of the fee, see the price list on the Traficoms website.


Deadline

Permission must be applied for before the launch of operations.

Processing time

Approximately one month.

Period of validity

The permission is valid until further notice.

Basic information

The service is provided byThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Responsible for the serviceThe Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
Updated: 5/14/2020